BURY law firm Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors (WHN) has appointed Tanzeela Aslam to lead the expansion of its clinical negligence and personal injury practice.

Tanzeela, aged 37, will head up the clinical negligence and personal injury team, with a remit to promote a relationship-based service that lets clients keep 100 per cent of their damages.

Qualified as both a solicitor and a barrister, Tanzeela takes up a role involving managerial responsibilities. She is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), as well as an accredited senior litigator.

Tanzeela, who lives in Prestwich and is based at the firm’s Bury office, was recruited by WHN Solicitors from Sheldon Davidson Solicitors where she was head of clinical negligence and industrial disease.

Previously, Tanzeela worked as an advocate at LPC Law from 2003 to 2010, when she handled a broad spectrum of cases including personal injury, mortgage possession, consumer credit act litigation, and insolvency proceedings.

Born and raised in Nelson, Tanzeela, went to school in Burnley before taking a law degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. She went on to complete the bar vocational course and was called to the bar at the Honourable Society of Grays Inn in 2003. In 2009 she cross-qualified and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.

Tanzeela, who will work under director Michael Shroot, said: “WHN is a local firm that focuses on building strong relationships with clients through a determination to achieve the right result. Unlike many personal injury firms, which take up to 25% of the client’s damages towards their costs, WHN do not ask for a cost contribution or deduct a success fee from the client’s damages, underlining the firm’s ethos.”

Michael added: “We are delighted that Tanzeela has joined WHN and our senior team are confident she will make a valuable contribution to the ongoing expansion of our practice. She brings a highly impressive skillset, including wide-ranging management acumen and highly specialised technical knowledge.”